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Commentary; our thought leadership, newsletter notes and long form pieces.

The economics of attention

This piece highlights the economics of attention across consumer media. This is curious for a few reasons, understanding what we as consumers get for free and what that’s worth, what consumers are willing to pay for content, the potential for…

Ben Young
Ben Young
March 17, 2021

The first time Apple built a Search Engine

Speculation has arisen again about the prospect of Apple launching a search engine. In July Apple updated its Applebot docs and the bot has since been observed crawling the internet more aggressively. So is now the…

Ben Young
Ben Young
March 17, 2021

Newsletter #317 – Creator Economy

This week, I’ve been listening in on a few Clubhouse chats. When there is a good moderator, a clear topic and duration, the experience is pretty good. When there’s not, well, it feels like those panels you leave early. If…

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 26, 2021

Newsletter #316 – The Peoples Economy

One big thing At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Investor conference, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey suggested they were exploring tipping tweeters. Thus providing a financial incentive to those who create the best content. Now, what does…

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 19, 2021

Newsletter #311 – Welcome 2021

Happy New Year! Our first note of 2021. We’ve decided to not cover the suspension, Parler and related this week. We may in the future but felt like it clouded important stories, which would otherwise be overlooked. Of note is…

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 15, 2021

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